Monday, January 23, 2017

1-23-2017 PS--Welcome & Introduction, Special Object Speech, YAWP!

  • Welcome & Attendance
  • Course Goals--Best Elective Ever
    • Fun, Meaningful Activities--NOT Busy Work--Reasonable Work Expectations
    • Clear Expectations & Plans (Daily & Long Term)
    • Witness Personal Growth, Development, and Confidence in Speaking Situations
  • YAWP!
    • Create Speech Groups
      • Introduce yourself to your speech group
        • Name, Grade, Elementary School, Favorite Elementary School Teacher
        • What are you looking forward to in Public Speaking?
        • What are you dreading about Public Speaking?
    • YAWP! from Dead Poets' Society
      • View YAWP Partial Clip OR 
      • Show Actual Film Clip (53:40-57:59)
      • Discuss
        • Watch the following Dead Poets' Society video clip of Todd presenting a poem in Mr. Keating's (Robin Williams) class: As you think about the video clip we watched in class, discuss the following questions:
          • What thoughts/feelings do you have about Public Speaking that may be similar to Todd?
          • What thoughts/feelings might be different? Explain.
          • What is one thing you can take away from this clip that could help you in Public Speaking? Explain.
      • Practice Your YAWP!
      • Blogger Introduction
        • Mr. Buckley's classes will be using Mr. Buckley's Public Speaking Blog throughout the school year:
          • Each day, the class plan and homework will be posted on Mr. Buckley's Public Speaking Blog.
          • Whether you are present or absent for any reason, you should be aware of what is going on in class and what assignment expectations have been established each day. It is your responsibility and you are expected to check this blog on a DAILY basis.
        • To access Mr. Buckley's Public Speaking Blog, you must view it online:
      • Mr. Buckley's Special Object Speech
      • Special Object Speech Prep
        • Share what Special Object you might use for your Special Object Speech
        • See Organization & Grading under HOMEWORK Section
      • Public Speaking Folder & Notebook
      • Bring hand sanitizer or hand lotion and one of the following items to leave in the classroom for community  consumption: glue sticks, pens, pencils, highlighters, or dry erase markers. 
      • Student Information Sheet
      • Remind--If Time Permits
        • We will also use Remind for periodic class updates.
        • Please sign up for Remind using the corresponding link below:
          • Period 2 Public Speaking
          • Period 3 Public Speaking
          • Period 4 Public Speaking
      • Work Time/Name Game
      • YAWP!
      HOMEWORK (Official at 3:10 P.M.)
      • Create and be prepared to present your Special Object Speech (Due Tuesday)
        • Organization
          • Introduce the object.
          • Explain the object in detail. Share the situation of that particular object.
          • Explain the significance/meaning/connection that you have to this object. What makes it special and/or important?
          • Conclude with a brief summary of your speech and a sentence that gives a sense of finality to your speech.
        • Grading
          • 5 Points--You must create a visual aid of your object and submit the link in the Google Form.
            • Post the link to your visual aid on my Google Form. (NOTE: You must be logged into the Edina Apps portal to access this. If you are having trouble, don't worry. Talk to Mr. Buckley in class on speech day.)
            • Either click on the link above OR copy and paste this link:
            • Be sure to allow the public to view your visual aid.
            • You may also want to share it with me at
            • 5 Points--Your speech must last 30 seconds or longer.
              • Speak for at least 30 seconds.
            • 5 Points--You must bring in an outline on a note card.
              • You can take note cards from the front of the room.
        • Fill out and return the Student Information Sheet. (Due Tuesday)
        • Get a Public Speaking Notebook & Folder (Due Tuesday)
        • Bring hand sanitizer or hand lotion and one of the following items to leave in the classroom for community  consumption: glue sticks, pens, pencils, highlighters, dry erase markers, note cards, hand sanitizer, or hand lotion. (Due Friday)
                    UPCOMING (Subject to Adjustments)
                    • Tuesday--Special Object Speeches
                    • Wednesday--Special Object Speeches
                    • Thursday--Special Object Speech Wrap Up, Syllabus, Begin Colors Speech Activities, Work on Inventories #1 & #2
                    • Friday--Attention Getters, Colors Speech Evidence Sheet,, Colors Speech Assignment
                    • Monday--Colors Speech Sign Ups, Outline Writing, Sample Colors Speech, Delivery & Note Cards, Colors Speech Rubric Review
                    • Tuesday--Colors Speech Peer Presentations
                    • Wednesday--Colors Speech Presentations
                    • Thursday--Colors Speech Presentations
                    • Friday--Colors Speech Presentations
                    • Public Speaking Notebook Table of Contents--This is the current table of contents for Public Speaking. You may reference this document to make sure you've included all activities in your notebook TOC.
                    • The Writer's Block--The Writer's Block is a writing center staffed by English teachers and trained student writing coaches who work with students in one-on-one conferences to help them grow as writers.  Face-to-face conferences during lunch and online conferences are open in the evening.
                    • Email Mr. Buckley--Do you have a question or a comment? Feel free to email Mr. Buckley anytime.

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